The Woman Who Wouldn't Talk, Signed by Susan McDougal, First Edition, 2003

McDougal, Susan, with Pat Harris. The Woman Who Wouldn't Talk: Why I Refused to Testify Against the Clintons & What I Learned in Jail. New York: Carroll and Graf Publishers, 2003. Signed. First Edition. Publisher’s original black spine and orange boards, original pictorial dust jacket. New archival slipcase. 

This is a signed, first edition printing of Susan McDougal’s book, The Woman Who Wouldn't Talk: Why I Refused to Testify Against the Clintons & What I Learned in Jail. Written with Pat Harris, this book was published by Carroll and Graf Publishers, in New York, in 2003. It is signed “Susan McDougal” on the full title page, in blue ink. It is presented in the publisher’s original black spine over orange hardback boards, with silver titles to the spine, and the original pictorial dust jacket. It has a new archival slipcase, with a photograph of McDougal inlaid on the front. 

Susan McDougal’s book The Woman Who Wouldn’t Talk is an autobiography, concentrating on the author’s persecution by Whitewater Special Prosecutor Kenneth Starr. This account reveals the price paid by one individual as a result of the efforts to impeach Bill Clinton. The book details the constant demands by Starr’s office to provide incriminating testimony against the Clintons, first to avoid prosecution, then to lessen charges, and then finally to gain her freedom. McDougal refused to cooperate and as a result served 18 months in prison for civil contempt. McDougal’s life story tells a great deal about the tenacity and courage of a rather ordinary American to speak the truth, defy authority and defend democratic rights, at great personal cost.

CONDITION:

In good condition. Octavo. Original black spine and orange boards, spine titled in silver. Original pictorial dust jacket. Dust jacket in good condition, with only light wear. New Mylar, for protection. Signed “Susan McDougal”on the full title page, in blue ink. Signature is legible and without fading or smudges. Also signed “Helen Thomas” at upper left of full title page. Interior pages are healthy. New archival slipcase with a photograph of McDougal inlaid on the front. 

Slipcase dimensions: 9 5/8" H x 6 1/2" W x 1 7/8" D; Book dimensions: 9 1/2" H x 6 3/8 W" x  1 1/2" D.



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